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2013-10-28 11:37:53

The final results of a stroke prevention study in patients with narrowed brain arteries confirm earlier findings: Medication plus lifestyle changes are safer and more effective at preventing stroke than a surgical technique called stenting. Enrollment in the trial was halted two years ago when it became apparent that stenting was associated with a higher risk of early strokes and death. "Surgical interventions often have increased risk of complications early on, so we continued to...

Vitamin B Effects On Stroke Risk May Be Bittersweet
2013-09-20 10:58:32

[ Watch the Video: Stroke Risk May Be Reduced With Vitamin B Regimen ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There’s currently a debate about the effectiveness of vitamin B in reducing strokes and heart attacks, with some saying diets rich in B vitamins may actually increase one’s risk of stroke. New research, however,  suggests vitamin B reduces the risk of stroke by seven percent, though it does not reduce the severity of a stroke or the risk of death from a...

Stroke Affecting More And More Young Americans
2013-09-04 05:14:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online At least half a million Americans between the ages of 18 and 44 have suffered a stroke, according to recently-published research appearing in the peer-reviewed journal Neurology. According to Jose Biller, a neurologist with Loyola University Medical Center and a co-author of the study, and his colleagues, between 532,000 and 852,000 people in those age groups have suffered a stroke. The investigators also report that 15 percent...

2013-09-03 23:01:35

The Firm is investigating GranuFlo lawsuits on behalf of dialysis patients who allegedly suffered catastrophic heart side effects, including heart attacks, strokes, and sudden cardiac death, related to the GranuFlo recall for GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 GranuFlo lawsuits (http://www.granuflodialysislawsuits.com/) filed in the wake of the March 2012 recall for GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates continue to mount in...

2013-07-19 11:58:03

Blacks and those with a larger waist circumference, diabetes, and history of heart attacks or strokes at highest risk -Researchers found a strong, graded association between worse kidney function and the presence of hypertension that is resistant to medications. -More than 50% of individuals with moderate CKD had resistant hypertension. -Among people with CKD, blacks and those with a larger waist circumference, diabetes, and a history of heart attacks or strokes were more likely to have...

Stroke Costs To Double In Coming Years
2013-05-22 15:16:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the number of strokes in the US is expected to increase dramatically over the next 17 years, and the costs associated with this increase will more than double. With a large portion of the US population about to enter a higher-risk age bracket, the shifting demographics could translate into an additional 3.4 million people suffering from a stroke by 2030, according to a statement...

2013-05-14 23:27:53

According to the National Stroke Association, up to 80% of all strokes can be prevented. Strokes can happen to anyone at any time, but certain risk factors can increase the odds. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 According to the National Stroke Association, up to 80% of all strokes can be prevented. Strokes can happen to anyone at any time, but certain risk factors can increase the odds. Mom´s Meals provides tips for preventing a stroke: 1.    Talk to a...

2013-05-07 23:02:22

A stroke can strike in an instant, but can change a person's life forever. Remembering the acronym FAST is an easy way to learn how to recognize a stroke and what to do to minimize its long-term damaging effects. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 A stroke can strike in an instant, but can change a person's life forever. Strokes -- 80 percent of which are caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain -- are medical emergencies that require immediate attention. The earlier...

2013-05-02 23:25:19

More than 1,000 NuvaRing Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Alleged Victims of NuvaRing Side Effects, Including Heart Attacks, Blood Clots and Strokes, are Currently Pending in the Federal NuvaRing Litigation. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced medical device injury law firm representing numerous women in NuvaRing lawsuits, notes that the federal judge overseeing the federal NuvaRing Lawsuit litigation in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'